International Affairs | Tech & Innovation | Foreign Policy
A midwest-born kid who still needlessly injects apologies into conversations, Ted is a product of a single mother who modeled the power of individual agency and the importance of civic spirit. After two years as an underwhelming college athlete, Ted studied PPE at Oxford where he was an ever more underwhelming rugby player. After college, Ted served four years in the Army, earning his Ranger tab and experiencing the importance of American diplomacy and presence first hand. After submitting his master’s thesis on civil-military relations as a Mitchell Scholar, Ted found a home at the McChrystal Group where he is now Chief of Staff.